Smart Cities

Smart Cities uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.

Smart Cities enables effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver a sustainable, liveable and inclusive future for its citizens.

Interrelated topics of research under this theme include smart infrastructures, cyber security, technology and sustainability, smart mobilities and project management.

We offer our Engineering and the Built Environment PhD. We've also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.


Find out more about our members by exploring their staff profiles.

Key publications

Esfahlani, S. S., 2019. Mixed Reality and Remote Sensing Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Fire and Smoke Detection. Journal of Industrial Information Integration, 15, pp. 42-49.

Muresan, B., Sadeghi Esfahlani, S., 2019. Autonomous Flight and Real-Time Tracking of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. In: Arai, K., Kapoor, S., Bhatia, R. (eds), 2019. Intelligent Computing. SAI 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 858 (Cham: Springer). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-01174-1_73

Esfahlani, S. S., Cirstea, S., Sanaei, A., Cirstea, M., 2018. Mixed Reality and Fire detection of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington DC, USA, October 21-23 2018.

Esfahlani, S. S., Cirstea, S., Sanaei, A., Wilson, G., 2017. An adaptive self-organizing fuzzy logic controller in a serious game for motor impairment rehabilitation. International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), pp. 1311-1318. IEEE.

Esfahlani, S. S., Wilson, G., 2017. Development of rehabilitation system (RehabGame) through Monte-Carlo tree search algorithm using kinect and Myo sensor interface. Computing Conference, pp. 1021-1028. IEEE

Constantinou, G., Wilson, G., Sadeghi-Esfahlani, S., Cirstea, M., 2017. An effective approach to the use of 3D scanning technology which shortens the development time of 3D models. Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) & Intl Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP), pp. 1083-1088. IEEE.

Esfahlani, S. S., Thompson, T., 2016. Intelligent physiotherapy through procedural content generation. Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AAAI) Conference.